The PNG National Cultural Commission (NCC) is currently in discussion with the Redland City Council, Queensland Australia for a possible MOU signing that will facilitate Cultural Exchange Programs between PNG and Redland City, Queensland.
Acting Director for NCC Steven Kilanda, accompanied by Tourism Ministry First Secretary Andrew Diu Yamai met with Redland City’s Mayor Karen Williams on Friday 22 November to initiate discussions into formulating the MOU, which will facilitate an ongoing cultural exchange program between PNG and Redlands arts and cultural practitioners.
Mr Kilanda thanked Mayor Williams for accepting the proposal for an MOU between the two parties, and said he looked forward to working together with Redland City to make this arrangement a success.
This is a landmark arrangement that will allow PNG artists to perform annually at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre and other council venues, showcasing PNG culture and arts to Redlands and the wider Brisbane and Queensland audience.
Artists from the Redlands will also be invited to PNG and feature in various shows and events in the annual NCC calendar.
Redland City is located in South East Queensland within the greater Brisbane area on the east coast, extending from Cleveland in the north, North Stradbroke and accompanying islands to the east down to the Redlands.
Feature Pic: (L-R) Tourism Ministry First Secretary Andrew Diu Yamai, Acting Director for NCC Steven Kilanda, Redland City’s Mayor Karen Williams and Zane Trow, Creative Arts Manager for Redlands Performing Arts Centre after Friday’s meeting